It’s a beautiful and exciting world, filled with tremendous opportunities, things to see, people to meet, and new discoveries to make. To do this you may need to increase your energy levels.
In order to really get the most out of life, it really helps to keep your energy levels as high as possible. Unfortunately, many people today struggle with persistent fatigue and low energy on a regular basis.
Here are just a few everyday habits that you can implement which have the potential to dramatically increase your energy levels and transform your life for the better.
Aim to be significantly physically active for at least a few hours each day
All modern humans descend from hunter gatherers who spent a major portion of their time being active . In fact, research on hunter gatherers shows that they would spend two hours a day engaging in vigorous physical activity. As well as, several more hours a day engaged in a more moderate physical activity.
This appears to be the same for both men and women, young and old.
According to the psychologist Kelly McGonigal, in her book “The Joy of Movement,” this level of daily physical activity comes with all sorts of tremendous benefits, not least of all enhanced energy and well-being.
If you are already struggling with your energy levels, it certainly seems easier said than done to start being significantly physically active for several hours a day. But even small changes such as riding a stationary exercise bike in the evening while watching your favourite shows can have a powerful impact.
Keep set meal times, and dedicate yourself to the art of cooking
Although it’s not so widely known or discussed, our bodies are not always equally ready to digest a meal.
Keeping regular meal times ensures that our digestive systems are able to efficiently digest our food. Providing us with energy at those regular intervals, without causing major energy crashes and digestive issues.
Keeping set meal times can potentially boost your energy levels, and so can dedicating yourself to the art of cooking. Meaning that you get to eat delicious meals like crockpot sausage and peppers. Home cooking also allows you to avoid many of the energy-sapping components of processed food that are all too readily available today.
Just be sure to eat a wide variety of fruit and veg, for the sake of your gut microbiome.
Make your bedroom as clean and comfortable as possible, and keep a regular sleep routine
Easily one of the leading causes of chronic fatigue and low energy levels is insufficient sleep, or poor quality sleep.
The best way to have a regular sleep routine is to know when your body and mind need to wind down and when to wake up. It’s also helps to make your bedroom as clean and comfortable as possible.
Excess dust in the air, or an uncomfortable mattress, can lead to bad sleep, leaving you feeling fatigued. Or experiencing the negative health consequences of not being well rested.Love Lilla xx